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Anker Hostel Reviews

Storgata 55, N-0182 Oslo, Oslo, Norway

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3743 Total Reviews
  • 71%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 77%Staff
  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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A good hostel. Took the tram as suggested in the directions they give, but found you can easily walk from the Central Station/centre of town in about 10 minutes. Entrance is nice and modern, but rooms and corridors look a little ugly and dated. Still, beds were comfortable, there is a kitchen in the room for convenience and I also found it got people talking/socialising in the rooms. Not much of an atmosphere otherwise. You'll get a good night's sleep here and staff were helpful.


Wifi doesnt work properly, except in the lobby.


As it allows people to cook in the room, it requires people's self discipline to cook at a considerate time. some travelers cook after 11pm and it make the room full of food smell.


You have to pay for bed sheets


The room was suffocated. No ventilation and could barely breath. They need to improve the ventilation throughout the building.


We stayed here for two nights. The location wasn't great in relation to the city centre although it was fairly easy to find the hostel. The beds were fine although we had to rent bed linen and kitchen utensils from reception which was frustrating. When we asked about things to do in Oslo, the staff claimed to know very little and just pointed out a guide book. However, there was a nice atmosphere in the common area in the evening and security was good.


Anker Hostel is central (5 min walking from the center), and the beds are clean and comfortable. The staff is not smiley, and often busy, because it is a huge hostel. There is no lockers in the room, so be careful of your personal stuff. However, price per night is not so expansive in a comparison of the rest of the city. But, we must pay also for the bed linen.


Good that it had a common area to mingle with other guests.


There are many hidden costs during atay in this hostel. First of all they basically force you to rent bed linen or everything you need in the kitchen. Especially in Norway you would prefer to have a spoon or a bowl in the room. The internet connection although free was terribly slow even for communication. And the constant noise from the outside every morning of every day, simply horrible. The locals said that there is a lot of drug addicts around the hostel so it might be dangerous.

  • 23rd Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Slovakia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I was only there to sleep for about five hours before waking up to catch a flight, so didn't really get the chance to socially. The lobby was full at midnight, and everyone was nice. The hostel is VERY close to the Oslo Central Station which makes it very convenient for those who are either arriving on a late train or departing on an early one, I was both.


Perfectly fine if you're stopping over for a night in Oslo and just need somewhere to crash, but not somewhere to go to have fun and meet people while travelling. The place had no atmosphere, felt like a prison, the common area was just a hotel reception essentially. 2 of 3 staff I encountered were rude and unhelpful, had to wait for them to finish checking their Facebook before they acknowledged me. Not willing to offer any advice on the local area either.


Very friendly staff and good hostel to meet people. Good facilities. Close to city centre, shops, supermarket, train station and even hospital (which we unfortunately needed). Only negative was first night in an 8 bed dorm there was no where to put bags and floor was dirty, but moved to a 4 bed dorm the next night which was much cleaner and nicer. Overall, great hostel and great atmosphere with bar, reception and lounge all in one. Also check out the roof at night, lovely view of lights of oslo.


I wasn't expecting the shower to be literally next to the toilet, so in my room of 8 people if one person was showering we had to wait for the bathroom and the floor would then be soaked since the drain worked slowly. Overall the place was nice. It wasn't too bad of a walk to the coast or train station and I never felt unsafe.


Group of 4 lads stayed and found the hostel to be a great choice! Fun and lively in a excellent location with everything you needed and expected for the price paid. Would definitely stay again!

  • 21st Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


They pretty much force you to buy sheets for an additonal 60kr I think? I was in a 4 bed with in-room kitchenette and bathroom/shower which was nice


Not too shabby. My dorm was always quiet and pitch black by 9. So unless I was sleeping I couldn't really stay in the dorm without feeling rude. You do have to buy your own sheets, for like $5usd, but a couple roommates didn't have them even though it's required.


Great price considering is Oslo. The staff was ok, but the rooms were very small. Besides, there is a park where homeless and sk8ters go in the middle of the night, so it's difficult to have a good sleep. Not the best, not the worst.


it's really nice but the bathroom has no showerplate and the water falls everywhere


The experience was really good . We just stayed at outside the hostel . The sleep was good . The people were really friendly . I hope that they more room space. The space and the bathroom were not so good . Palace was really small

  • 18th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The girl who checked us in wasn't very friendly, or helpful. Didn't seem like she even wanted to speak to us. The room smelt musty and dirty. The bathroom was gross. Could do with a clean..

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